A highly competent faculty is the paramount attribute of a strong institution of higher education. Educational policies of the institution are established by the faculty. It determines entrance requirements for students, prescribes and defines courses of study, establishes requirements for degrees, determines rules for academic guidance of students, and recommends for degrees those students who have completed prescribed courses of study.
Belmont University has a well-educated faculty who are dedicated to their profession and to the university. Of the 200 full-time faculty members, 65 percent hold terminal degrees and another 10 percent actively work toward completion of the terminal degree. Another 30 percent of the faculty members have completed formal studies beyond the master’s degree.
The influence of the Belmont University faculty is felt beyond the campus. Faculty members are active in church, civic, professional, and academic associations; frequently speak to various groups; and often write for denominational and secular publications. Most faculty members have traveled extensively and many have experienced life in other sections of the United States and in foreign countries.